This September I’m going to have a show of oil paintings at The Littlefield. It opens on Saturday, September 10th 6-9pm with a concert by the band Plus/Minus to follow in the concert space adjacent to the gallery. (Doors for that open at 8pm.) I’m really excited to be showing all of the oil paintings based off Casey’s and my recent trip to Colombia.
The show, called Chigüiro, is based on a pretty old school premise: go somewhere new, get inspired, and paint. Henri Matisse did it in Morocco. Paul Gauguin did it in Tahiti. Thomas Moran did it in the American West. (And this list could go on and on.) These are some of my favorite painters and I wanted to do what they did in my own way. Some works depict scenes I saw, like two guys sitting and watching a Colombian soccer match.
Some piece together ideas and influences that bombard you in Colombia society like Catholic imagery side-by-side women in beer sponsored bikinis.
(Oil on panel, 10" x 10")
The show is named after a chigüiro, an oddly shaped and unexpectedly large South American rodent that happens to share the gaze of the panthers from the Prospect Park 3rd Street entrance, over a pattern taken from ponchos. The funniest things remind you of home.
The Littlefield is located at 622 Degraw St (between 4th and 3rd aves) in Gowanus, Brooklyn.